Percutaneous Laser Photocoagulation of Osteoid Osteomas.

  title={Percutaneous Laser Photocoagulation of Osteoid Osteomas.},
  author={Afshin Gangi and J L Dietemann and Bernard Gasser and Reza Mortazavi and Joseph Dosch and Michel J.M. Dupuis and Jean Durckel and Catherine L. Roy},
  journal={Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology},
  volume={1 2},
Osteoid osteoma is a painful benign bone tumor. The curative treatment of this tumor consists of complete surgical or percutaneous excision of the nidus with immediate and dramatic relief of symptoms. Interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) is a low-invasive percutaneous technique of thermal destruction (coagulation) of deep-seated tumors elsewhere in the body, using low-power laser energy. The aim of ILP is the local destruction of osteoid osteoma without bone weakening. Twenty-two patients… CONTINUE READING


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